Nature’s Inc. has a large tree farm near the intersection of Ga. 53 and 140, another off Plainville Road and a third off Ga. 53.
“Georgia Power has ordered us to remove the trees that are planted in the right of way,” Gilbreath said.
Gilbreath said she is offering thousands of trees for the digging fees, generally $25 to $40 each. Several different species of maple, a number of oak species, river birch and other species will be available.
Georgia Power spokesman Curtis Hart said that the utility purchases easements underneath its transmission lines. “We can’t afford to have trees taking down transmission lines,” said Hart. “We do have the authority to take them out.”
Gilbeath said the utility plans to remove the trees on about 110 acres off Plainville Road, near the Scottsville community.
“It may be 20,000 trees, you cannot imagine how many trees its going to be,” said Gilbreath. “These are 15- to 20-foot trees that normally sell for $100 to $200. We’re just giving them away.”
Gilbreath said that the company is asking that people interested in acquiring trees purchase a minimum of 10 trees. The two to three inch caliper trees, which will be sold for $25, are in the range of eight to 15 feet tall while the four-inch caliper trees, which will be sold for $40, are in the 16- to 18- foot tall range.
“The digging fee will pay the workers who dig them up,” she said. “I’d rather do this that see them destroyed.”
If you need additional information, you can reach Gilbreath at 706-266-7358 or 706-346-2538.. Gilbreath can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.